Six Minnesota Children Under 10 Have Contracted a Rare ‘Polio-Like’ Illness

  A rare but deadly disease with polio-like symptoms called acute flaccid myelitis has claimed more children than usual since 2014, according to an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — with rates appearing to skyrocket over the past few weeks. There have been 362 cases of the disease, which affects the patient’s nervous system, especially the spinal cord, since August 2014, which the CDC calls “an increased number.” In Minnesota alone, six children have been diagnosed since mid-September. The average for the state is less than one…

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Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Jokes He Hasn’t Washed His Hands in 10 Years Because ‘Germs Aren’t Real’

  Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth says he doesn’t wash his hands. Hegseth, 38, made the shocking admission on Sunday’s episode, sending viewers into a frenzy. “My 2019 resolution is to say things on air that I say off air,” Hegseth began. “I don’t think I’ve washed my hands for 10 years.” “I don’t really wash my hands ever. I inoculate myself. Germs are just not a real thing. I can’t see them, therefore they are not real,” Hegseth added. While his co-hosts couldn’t contain their laughter, viewers didn’t…

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Natural Superpower! Alicia Silverstone Reveals Son Bear ‘Knows When He Eats Well, He Poops Well’

Happy tummy, happy bum-y!   Alicia Silverstone and her 7½-year-old son Bear Blu are firm believers that some vegetables a day keep the doctors away — and while celebrating the launch of mykind Organics Herbals, the Clueless alum reveals that Bear can tell whether or not his body needs more essential nutrients by simply taking a peek into the toilet bowl.   “He knows when he eats well, he poops well. So he knows, as a little kid, that when he doesn’t eat right, his poo changes,” Silverstone, 42, tells PEOPLE. “He’ll be like, ‘Mommy, it’s…

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Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian Ate Their Placentas, But Is It Safe? A Doctor Weighs In

  Recently, Chrissy Teigen joined a long list of stars who’ve opened up about consuming their placenta after birth, in part to stave off postpartum depression. Nikki Reed, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Katherine Heigl and Ryan Lochte’s wife Kayla Rae Reid encapsulated theirs, Khloé Kardashian shared plans to consume hers, and Teigen seemingly simply cooked hers. Women’s Health even has recipes for placenta smoothies, lasagna, chili and truffles. When discussing the matter on CBS Sunday Morning, Teigen — who recently welcomed her second child, son Miles, with husband John Legend…

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Jenna Jameson Celebrates Losing 80 Lbs. After Going Keto and Shares Her Daily Diet Plan

Jenna Jameson is revealing the secrets to her weight-loss! On Monday, the longtime keto diet advocate, 44, opened up about what she’s been routinely eating to help her lose more than 80 lbs. since giving birth to her daughter Batel Lu in April 2017. “I have officially lost 80 lbs. 👀. I’m going to give a little updated menu because it’s my most requested thing ever!” she wrote on Instagram alongside a side-by-side photo of herself before and after losing the weight. Jameson explained that she starts her mornings off at 8…

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Turning Over A New Leaf

With the start of a new season and a back-to-school spirit in the air, right now – not Jan 1st – is the perfect time to set new intentions and begin afresh.  Whether you’ve returned from holiday full of good intentions, or feel in tune with the change in nature all around you, there’s a momentum and energy about autumn that makes it a natural time for cultivating healthy new habits. ‘The reason it’s a great time for making resolutions is exactly because it’s not the traditional time to do…

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Jenna Jameson Shares Before and After Postpartum Photos to Show the Realities of Motherhood

  Jenna Jameson is embracing the bodily changes that come with having a baby. A year and a half after giving birth to her daughter, Batel Lu, Jameson, 44, opened up about the realities mothers face during postpartum land encouraged them to take pride in their “beautiful amazing body.” “Yes it’s that time! #mondaymotivation 👏🏻,” she began Monday’s Instagram post, alongside the before and after shot of herself. “so the funny before pic is me 1 month postpartum. This is the truth and reality of what us women go through after having…

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Kelly Clarkson Has Lost 37 Lbs., Says Source: She Will ‘Love Her Body No Matter What Size’

Kelly Clarkson is known for loving the skin she’s in, and even with her new look, that body positive attitude hasn’t changed. For weeks now fans have noticed the multi-platinum music star, 36, looking decidedly more trim as she capped off her winning first season as a coach on The Voice and hit every stage from the Billboard Music Awards to the CMT Music Awards. At the latter last week, she finally opened up about her weight loss telling Extra in a red carpet interview that she’d taken to a new…

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How much fat does the body need to function properly?

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How much fat does your body need? A Top Santè reader asked our expert panel – Is there a minimum amount of fat intake the body needs to function properly? What is fat? Fat is one of the three main macronutrients, along with protein and carbohydrate. All types of fat are high in energy – a gram provides 9kcal of energy compared to 4kcal for protein or carbohydrates. It’s a necessary part of a balanced diet, but all too easy to over consume. Why do I need to eat fat?…

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